Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit https://eciu.net/ Informed debate on energy and climate change. en-GB Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:38:00 +0100 Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:44:50 +0100 ‘Climate leadership’ Can a strong UK NDC inspire international ambition? https://eciu.net/blog/2020/climate-leadership-can-a-strong-uk-ndc-inspire-international-ambition Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:38:00 +0100 The Climate Ambition Summit in December is an opportunity to send strong signals to the multilateral process, how can the UK become a true international champion? Green Homes Grant polling: policy implications of a predicted surge in demand https://eciu.net/blog/2020/green-homes-grant-polling-policy-implications-of-a-predicted-surge-in-demand Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:06:00 +0100 Jess Ralston analyses the results from new polling on the awareness and interest in the Green Homes Grant China's net zero pledge sends ripples around the world https://eciu.net/blog/2020/chinas-net-zero-pledge-sends-ripples-around-the-world Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:19:00 +0100 Xi uses UN speech to pledge world's biggest emitter will get to carbon neutrality by 2060 United Nations General Assembly: What is it and why is it relevant for COP26? https://eciu.net/blog/2020/united-nations-general-assembly-what-is-it-and-why-is-it-relevant-for-cop26 Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:11:00 +0100 Being COP26 president has put a spotlight on the UK’s international role in the year ahead, including at this week’s United Nations General Assembly. This blog explains. Growing Up: The story of natural climate solutions https://eciu.net/blog/2020/growing-up-natural-climate-solutions Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:15:00 +0100 A brief history of how science and movement building came together to take natural climate solutions (NCS) from concept to implementation. Natural climate solutions: why should the UK champion them ahead of COP26? https://eciu.net/blog/2020/natural-climate-solutions-why-should-the-uk-champion-them-ahead-of-cop26 Mon, 21 Sep 2020 07:30:00 +0100 Lucy Almond explains why natural climate solutions are critical to helping the world achieve the net zero goal. Time running out for the humble gas boiler https://eciu.net/blog/2020/time-running-out-for-the-humble-gas-boiler Thu, 10 Sep 2020 16:44:00 +0100 Vigorous public support for a ban on gas boilers leaves excuses for a lack of action dwindling. Clean heat – the UK government could do worse than look north of the border https://eciu.net/blog/2020/clean-heat-the-uk-government-could-do-worse-than-look-north-of-the-border Mon, 07 Sep 2020 15:40:00 +0100 Scotland's investment in decarbonising homes and buildings dwarfs England's. Is there still opportunity for the Heat and Buildings Strategy to turn it around? Five big decisions for what's left of 2020 https://eciu.net/blog/2020/five-big-decisions-for-whats-left-of-2020 Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:56:00 +0100 The final few months of 2020 bring with them a number of key climate decisions Green recovery would give young people the sustainable future they crave https://eciu.net/blog/2020/green-recovery-would-give-young-people-the-sustainable-future-they-crave Thu, 20 Aug 2020 22:13:00 +0100 Young people seem to be hit disproportionally hard by coronavirus. Does a green recovery offer a brighter future for them? The real test of a green recovery is still to come https://eciu.net/blog/2020/the-real-test-of-a-green-recovery-is-still-to-come Thu, 13 Aug 2020 09:52:00 +0100 2020 was touted as the year of climate action. Somewhat derailed by coronavirus, is there still chance to turn it around in a green recovery? Ambitious Ethiopia needs UK to deliver at COP26 https://eciu.net/blog/2020/ambitious-ethiopia-needs-uk-to-deliver-at-cop26 Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:23:00 +0100 Prof. Yacob Mulugetta discusses why Ethiopia's policy makers, civil society and citizens expect the UK to deliver at COP26